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Jun 02, 2019

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Jun 01, 2019

FRI eNews June 2019

Raw wheat commonly harbors pathogens; To salt, or not to salt?

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May 14, 2019

FRI Director Chuck Czuprynski Comments on Local Norovirus Outbreak

FRI Director Chuck Czuprynski was interviewed by Channel 27 News about the recent norovirus outbreak at La Hacienda in Madison.

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May 09, 2019

Jae-Hyuk Yu Receives UW2020 Grant for Aflatoxin Research

Congratulations to FRI executive committee member Jae-Hyuk You on receiving a UW2020 grant for research on ensuring global food safety by degrading aflatoxins. The goal of UW2020 is to stimulate and support cutting-edge, highly innovative and groundbreaking research at UW-Madison and to support acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will foster significant advances in research.

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May 01, 2019

FRI eNews May 2019

FRI's Kathy Glass to be inducted into WI Meat Industry Hall of Fame; Food safety book chosen as UW Go Big Read selection

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May 01, 2019

OSI Group Announces Support of FRI

OSI Group recently announced its support for the Food Research Institute. “We are pleased to add our support to the world class programs and faculty at FRI,” said Joe Holt, vice president for food safety and quality for OSI. “We look forward to collaboration with our industry partners to continue to enhance food safety.”

FRI also recently welcomed Plumrose USA as a sponsor. We appreciate all of our many sponsors, who provide crucial support that allows FRI to respond quickly to developing food safety issues.

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Apr 17, 2019

Kathy Glass To Be Inducted into Meat Industry Hall of Fame

FRI Associate Director and Distinguished Scientist Kathy Glass will be among those inducted into the Wisconsin Meat Industry Hall of Fame on May 3 at noon at the Dejope Residence Hall on the UW–Madison campus. The efforts of Dr. Glass over the course of her career have significantly improved the the safety of processed meats in the U.S.

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Apr 17, 2019

Food Safety Subject of Go Big Read Book

Deborah Blum’s “The Poison Squad: One Chemist’s Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century” is the 2019–20 Go Big Read selection. The book pays tribute to Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, known as "the father of the pure food and drug act." It’s thanks in large part to him and a little known group of research volunteers that the food we eat is safe. Keep up with related events and announcements on the Go Big Read website.

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Apr 01, 2019

FRI eNews April 2019

Registration open for FRI Spring Meeting; The late Mark Cook inducted into Poultry Industry Hall of Fame

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Mar 01, 2019

FRI eNews March 2019

FRI Spring Meeting registration opens March 1; Consumers in 19 states were potentially exposed to drug-resistant brucellosis

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Feb 28, 2019

Mark Cook Inducted into Poultry Industry Hall of Fame

The late Mark Cook was among five inductees added to the Poultry Industry Hall of Fame for 2019. Dr. Cook, an FRI executive committee member, was a world renowned leader in poultry science as both an investigator and as an instructor in campus courses and the Midwest Poultry Consortium Center of Excellence. He received numerous awards and honors for a lifetime of devoted service to the university and the poultry industry.

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Feb 15, 2019

Anne Marie Singh's Leadership Contributes to Food Allergy Center of Excellence Designation for UW Health University Hospital

With leadership from FRI affiliate Anne Marie Singh (Associate Professor, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology), UW Health University Hospital has become one the newest centers of excellence in the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) Clinical Network, a food allergy research collaborative comprising 33 leading research and clinical care facilities nationwide.

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Feb 06, 2019

Fructose Can Trigger Viruses in the Gut’s Microbiome

FRI affiliated faculty JP van Pijkeren and his research team have unraveled a mechanism that explains how fructose triggers the production of viruses in the gut. When the gut symbiont Lactobacillus reuteri is exposed to a fructose-enriched diet, it produces acetic acid, which in turn triggers the production of viruses.

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Feb 01, 2019

FRI eNews February 2019

FRESH seminars continue in March; Don't kiss your hedgehog this Valentine's Day

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Jan 08, 2019

Tu-Anh Huynh Receives New Innovator in Food and Ag Research Award

Congratulations to FRI affiliated faculty Tu-Anh Huynh, who has received the New Innovator in Food and Ag Research Award from the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research (FFAR). The New Innovator Award provides the early investment needed to successfully launch a scientific career in food and agriculture. Award recipients were selected on a number of criteria, including scientific merit, innovation, and a demonstrated commitment to mentoring other young scientists.

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Jan 01, 2019

FRI eNews January 2019

FRESH seminars continue Jan. 29; How does the government shutdown affect food safety?

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